Friday, August 1, 2008

Vegan Mashed Potatoes With Mushroom Gravy

Zach's wisdom teeth were extracted yesterday, so it is mushy food week here. He's been living off of a lot of milkshakes and smoothies, but I thought a twist on an old classic would be good. And Ooooh man is it good. It looks god awful, but it is gooood.

Mushroom Gravy
1/4 onion (diced)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup water
6oz portobello mushrooms (about 6 babies) (diced)
1 1/2 cups veggie broth
1 teaspoon salt
1 sprig rosemary
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Sauté the onion and olive oil until the onions begin to caramelize. Add the water, and allow to simmer until it is reduced by half. Add the remaining ingredients, and simmer until it reaches an ideal thickness. Optional: Blend half (or all) in the blender.

Mashed Potatoes
5 red russet potatoes (peeled)
water (for boiling)
1/2 - 1 cup veggie broth
2 teaspoons garlic (minced)
1/2 teaspoon rosemary (diced)
salt and pepper (to taste)

Boil the potatoes until they are tender enough to mash. Mash them up, add enough veggie broth to make them smooth and creamy, add the garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Easy peasy.

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